Boston College graduates Matt Ryan and Matt Hasselbeck didn't exactly have weekends to remember. The two quarterbacks were on the losing end of their games, and consequently were eliminated from the 2011 NFL Playoffs.
Ryan completed 20-of-29 passes for 186 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions as his Atlanta Falcons were defeated by the Green Bay Packers, 48-21, at the Georgia Dome in the NFC Divisional Round on Saturday evening.
Despite completing 69% of his passes, Ryan was sacked five times in the Falcon's loss. The loss dropped Ryan to 0-2 all time in the playoffs. Ryan threw for 199 yards and had two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Falcons' 30-24 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in the 2008 NFC Wild Card Round.
Hasselbeck faired better, completing 26-of-46 passes for 258 yards and three touchdowns in the Seattle Seahawks' 35-24 loss to the Chicago Bears in the NFC Divisional Round at Soldier Field on Sunday.
Ryan finished the 2010-11 season with 3,705 passings yards, 28 passing touchdowns and a QB rating of 91.0. In addition, Ryan averaged 231.6 passing yards per game and threw nine interceptions on the season.
Hasselbeck struggles early in the season, but rebounded to post commendable numbers. In 14 regular season games, Hasselbeck threw for 3,001 yards and totaled 12 passing touchdowns and 17 interceptions.
Both had admirable careers during their time at Boston College. Ryan threw for 9,313 yards and 56 touchdowns in four seasons in Chestnut Hill. In addition, Ryan finished seventh in Heisman Voting in 2007 when he threw for 4,507 yards and 31 touchdowns.
Hasselbeck totaled 4,548 passing yards, 22 passing touchdowns and 26 interceptions in four seasons at Boston College. His best season came in 1997 when he threw for a career-high 2,239 yards and 11 touchdowns.